Six objections to placenta encapsulation

Placenta encapsulation involves dehydrating and encapsulating the dried, ground placenta into capsules for the mother to consume during her postpartum. Over 4000 species of mammals consume their placenta straight after birth (even the herbivores!). More and more women are choosing to consume their placenta for a range of health benefits. Most commonly reported effects are increased energy, improved milk supply …

Delayed Cord Clamping at Cesarean Birth

I was very impressed to see this healthy placenta with long white cord that showed me the baby had received it’s full blood volume (despite being born via cesarean). Usually cesarean born babies have their cord clamped and cut very early so I asked the mother if she had requested delayed cord clamping and she said yes. The obstetrician at …